- Environmental issues (including that of the hotly debated global warming);
- Heath care issues -- the gamut, from the clinical to those pertaining to the byzantine, incoherent payment structures under which Americans continue to chafe;
- The economy. I saw this whole subprime swindle-mess coming back in 2004. Perhaps "This Too Shall Pass," but not without leaving megatonnage of misery in its wake (for most of us);
- American constitutional law in a time of "terrorism." I have a long-standing interest in the whole "privacy" issue, particularly nowadays as it gets trampled in the putative pursuit of "terrorists," e.g., see here and here. Changing the focal issue in my grad thesis from "drug abuse" to "fighting terror" would not require much of a re-write, sadly. Aggressive, opportunistic, autocratic mindless mendacity still holds sway, so it would seem.
There's a lot to think about (and worry about) if you give a flip about being a constructive, contributing member of humanity. So, from time to time I will vent a bit. Helps me flesh out how I really feel about things. Blogging seems to make that easier for me.
I stay confused a good bit. But, I'm in good company, I suppose; even the Dalai Lama admits to similar feelings.
Critical commentary welcome.